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Artemisia Gentileschi around 1622: The Shaping and Reshaping of an Artistic Identity (The Discovery Series)

by Mary D. Garrard

Mary D. Garrard, author of the acclaimed Artemisia Gentileschi, furthers her study of the 17th-century artist in this groundbreaking investigation of two little-known paintings. Taking as case studies, the Seville Mary Magdalene and the Burghley House Susanna and the Elders, paintings of circa 1621-22 attributed to Artemisia, Garrard examines the ways that identity, gender, and market pressures interact both in the artist’s work and in the criticism and connoisseurship that have surrounded it.